chapter  4
Moving from visual anthropology to networked anthropology
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A networked anthropology stems from a visual anthropology with a dual purpose, to study both media in the quotidian lives of individuals and cultures and the production of anthropologically intended media. Visual anthropology has had a long discussion of the collaborative power of ethnographic media to reveal indigenous issues and the possibility of using visual media to document and create visual interventions concerning human rights issues. Conceptions of ethnographic film that rely on form are reflective of various shooting strategies and forms of presentation that have developed over time with a concomitant set of representational ethics. A variety of labels for various shooting strategies in ethnographic film come into play that serve as labeling devices for film classification over the years such as observational, participatory, intercultural, transcultural, intertextual, esoteric, and experimental. Thus, ethnographic film production and discussions of methodology beget simulation of practice and further theoretical exploration.